In our Diwali 2017: Should you invest in stocks, gold or fixed income?, we bring to you views of top investment experts on how to position their portfolio at the beginning of the new Samvat year.
Despite stock markets reaching their all-time high this week, most investment advisors still appear to be bullish on equities.
Mutual funds offer a variety of investment options that can cater to investors having varied risk-taking capacities.
Systematic investment spread over gold-buying festivals may be the best option. Festival purchases should be limited to token amount since gold prices rise during Dhanteras and Diwali.
Most mutual fund schemes have minimum investment requirement of Rs 500 for monthly SIP and Rs 5,000 for lump sum investment.
This may help quell your doubts about how much capital you should expose to a particular trade
Alternative assets offer a wide range of possibilities starting from wine, art, real estate, REITs, InvITs and gold.
Diwali is around the corner and as we pray for happiness and prosperity it is perhaps as good a time as any to take stock of your portfolio and your personal wealth. With equity markets being in consolidation mode this week we turn the spotlight on all that glitters - gold, silver, and even platinum.
Experts of this field say that for investors, understanding these Experts in behavioural finance say understanding cognitive biases is the first step to recognising and avoiding them.
To keep your PPF account active, you need to deposit a minimum amount of Rs 500 a year.
This instrument certainly looks appealing and tantalizing for most of the traders; but, one has to understand the risk factor involved in it.
Saving is a key to any kind of investment, but merely saving would not guide you through uncertain time.
Investors should look for opportunities at short to medium term of the yield curve focusing on accrual strategy and building yield in their portfolio.
Depending on the circumstances, promoter pledge of shares could either be read as a sign of great conviction or an act of desperation.
Equity mutual funds can give you good returns if you keep your money invested over a long period of time to overcome market cycles.
To monitor your performance over the long term or against benchmarks like the Nifty, the annualised return is more informative because it describes the performance in consistent, annual terms.
Barring the short-term reasons like imbalance in demand-supply, the underlying real demand is improving, which is far more important.
The idea of buy on dips is not a bad one. But when used to buy momentum stocks on small corrections leads to a disaster.
Retirement is usually on people's minds. We all want to retire early, have a great life, go travelling. The question is have you started thinking about what happens when you retire, whether it is 40, whether it is 50 or whether it is 60 years of age?
The best way to take exposure in equities at current market levels would be the mutual fund route since stock selection is done by experts.
Studies conducted a few years back showed that performance of a random entry strategy can be improved by a proper well-defined exit strategy.
With good planning it may be possible to retire early. However, you will need more savings and it needs to last longer.
One should take an exposure in equity and debt keeping one's risk appetite in mind.
Why are some investors still not seeing the returns they expected, even though the stock markets seem to conquer newer heights every day?
If you have long-term financial goals, equity mutual funds can be one of the best vehicles to achieve them.